The assault case against professional surfer Christopher Ward has been set for trial in Mono County. Ward was arrested January 8th at about 2:00 in the morning for multiple assaults.
At the time of the incident, police reported witnesses said that Ward had threatened a woman with a chunk of ice. Three other women tried to stop the suspect, when Ward allegedly started to beat them with his fists.
The three women were taken to Mammoth Hospital and released, police say. Officers found Ward lying on the ground outside of the bar, apparently beaten by additional unknown male suspects. Ward was taken to the hospital and later arrested.
Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall reports that Ward faces two assault charges and an assault with great bodily injury charge. The trial date has been set for December 2nd.